Get yourself checked out at men's health event on Northampton's market

Men of Northampton are being encouraged to get a fuss-free health check on Northampton's Market Square as part of an event to mark International Men's Day.

Thursday, 27th October 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Thursday, 27th October 2016, 5:23 pm
Men can get themselves checked out at a free healthcheck day in Northampton's Market Square.

Northampton Borough Council is holding a health awareness event on the market between 11am and 2pm on Friday, November 18, which it says, aims to encourage men to have regular health checks.

As part fo the event, support charity The Lowdown will also be providing information about the support they offer to young people aged between 12 and 25 years old.

Northampton Leisure Trust will be offering health checks and Changing Minds IAPT will be offering advice on accessing mental health support.

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Visitors to the market will also be kept entertained with performances by male choir ‘Singing for Breathing’, and by taking part in some fun football sessions held by Northampton Football Club.

Cabinet member for community engagement, Councilor Anna King, said: “We’re pleased to be working with a number of local organisations to deliver an important event, raising awareness of men’s health.

“With men often experiencing worse long-term health than women, this event is a great way to encourage men to go to their GP for health checks and to access the many services that are available to assist them with any health or mental health issues. We hope people come along and take advantage of the information on offer.”